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John William Polidori

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).


Physician and writer. The son of an Italian translator, he was educated at Ampleforth before taking an Edinburgh medical degree at the age of 19. In 1816 he was ...


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Polidori, John William (1795–1821), physician and writer

Nigel Leask.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 1728 words.

Polidori, John William (1795–1821), physician and writer, was born in London on 7 September 1795, the eldest son of eight children born to the immigrant Italian writer Gaetano Polidori...